Please RSVP by March 23 by either emailing or visiting!
Participant fees are listed below.


**CEUs may be available for portions of this symposium!**



Keynote Presentations


Paula Howie, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM has worked for over 30 years in the Art Therapy field specializing in helping both children and adults with issues of trauma, family, and relationships. She directed the Art Therapy Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1979 to 2002. She teaches at the graduate art therapy programs of the School of the Visual Arts in New York, Florida State University, and Geroge Washington University. Howie was president of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) from 2005 to 2007 and remains an active member. She now holds an Honorary Life Membership (AATA’s highest honor). She has a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on the treatment of trauma, military members, and families. Howie is the author of the book, Art Therapy with Military Populations, which will be available for sale by Barnes & Noble Bookstore and signing by Paula Howie during the lecture.

Dr. Holly Feen-Calligan, Ph.D., ATR-BC has coordinated the Art Therapy program at Wayne State University for the last 27 of its 40 years in existence. She is also an active participant in ArtsCorps Detroit and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). She was awarded AATA’s Rawley Silver Research Award in 2014 and AATA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015.



Symposium Program

8:00-9:00am     Morning registration with continental breakfast at St. Andrew’s

9:00-10:00am   Art Therapy at WSU: Past, Present and Future – Keynote presentation by Dr. Holly Feen-Calligan, Ph.D., ATR-BC

10:00-10:30am Break

10:30-11:30am Art Therapy Licensure & the Road to Licensure Protection for MI – Panel presentation by Amy Rostollan-Hamman, M.Ed., ATR-BC; Autumn Heddy-Reed, M.Ed., ATR; Amber James, MS, Art Therapist; Alison Maples, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist; and Angie Bolton, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist

11:30-1:00pm   Lunch

12:30-1:00pm   Afternoon registration at Community Arts Building


· Art Therapy & The Kindness Rocks Project – Workshop by Margaret Sands-Goldstein, M.Ed., ATR-BC; Betsy Dancey, M.Ed.; Rebecca Sanders, M.Ed.; Jennifer Tackett, M.Ed., ATR, DP-C; and Taylor Beardsall, M.Ed.

· Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy – Workshop by Liza Hinchey, current MA student; and Julie Moreno, MA, LPC, ATR, Ph.D. candidate

· The Art Experience – Workshop by Kristen Lambert, M.Ed., ATR

· New Age Archetypes: An Integrative Art Therapy Program – Paper presentation by Jennifer Genow, current MA student; and Deb Duranczyk, M.Ed., ATR

2:30-3:00pm    Break


· Mementos That Set Me Free to Tell My Story – Workshop by Makini Ahket, M.Ed.; and Deb Duranczyk, M.Ed., ATR

· Art Therapy Interventions for Trauma – Panel presentation by Jennifer Tackett, M.Ed., ATR, DP-C; Jessica Cottrell, LLPC-AT, CCTP; Wendy Case, MA, LPC, ATR, CAADC, MAC; Kathy Schnur, BSN, M.Ed., ATR-BC, CTS; and Lorraine Feber, M.Ed., ATR-BC

· Kitchen Table Conversation: The Experiences of Microaggressions – Panel discussion by Kate Sullivan, M.Ed., MSW, LMSW, ATR-BC; Rosie Chapman, MSW, ATR; Angie Sarb, current MA student; Deborah Bridges, current MA student; and Deepti Guruprasad, current M.Ed. student

4:30-5:00pm    Break

5:00-6:00pm    Hors d’oeuvres, book sales and signing at St. Andrew’s

6:00-7:00pm    Art Therapy with Military Families by Paula Howie, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT, HLM

7:00-8:00pm    Book sales and signing, meet and greet, cookies and coffee




· $50 for WSU art therapy alumni & MAAT members

· FREE for current WSU art therapy students

· $80 for all others

Fees will directly support the WSU Art Therapy Program. Please send your payment (either cash or check made payable to Wayne State University) by March 23 to:
Art Therapy Program
Wayne State University
163 Community Arts Building
Detroit, MI 48202



This symposium is made possible through the Frederick C. Neff Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and Education and endowed by Pauline Bergener.